Well, the jury is no longer out. They verdict is in. No dairy. It was clear today (VERY VERY CLEAR) that he cannot handle milk in his system. We learned this because my sister had him and fed him a bottle from milk that was pumped back when I was blissfully unaware ( or possibly in total denial) about the need to reduce or remove dairy from my diet. The result of this bottle...one very sick baby. The hour after the bottle apparently resulted in an alarming amount of spit up. At first we were all like, YAY! clearly he spits up even when I am off dairy! We are in the clear!! Then we realized the milk was pumped back at the beginning of the month and frozen. Back in my diary hay day. Sigh...the good old days.
The spit up I can handle (well, I didn't really have to handle it...Boo and her team teachers did...so TO ME, it didn't seem like a big deal). The real problem came a couple hours later when we got home. Oh guys, his little tummy was a mess. He was screaming and I could hear his stomach churning. It was so pitiful. It was like with every cry he was yelling, "Mama WHY??? You POISONED me!! I TRUSTED you!!!!!!!" He was just looking at me, and he was so sad, and it was clear he was hurting. It was awful.
So...now I know. That will help me stay clear. I can take the spit up, but I cannot for a second take it hurting him. It will be easy to give it up to avoid that. I would give anything up to avoid hurting him. The soy chocolate milk is pretty good. I hear there is killer coconut milk ice cream (Thanks Dara!!) and I am sure there is some kind of substitute for cheese. I would be pretty jazzed about the possible weight loss, but alas, last week I managed to gain a pound with my "cutting back". Clearly I am finding something to fill the gaps that dairy has left behind!